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February 28, 2020

Denial of Appropriate Program Due to Abuse by Behavioral Aide

OAH case no. 2019090404, Parent v. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Court determined that Santa Monica-Malibu denied Student a free appropriate public education during the 2017-2018 […]
February 28, 2020

Federal Discrimination Claims Did Not Require Administrative Exhaustion

Federal Discrimination Claims Based on Failure to Accommodate Student’s Preferred Communication Method Did Not Require Administrative Exhaustion Federal District Court for Southern District of California case […]
February 28, 2020

Defense of Inclusive Placement and Program

OAH case no. 2018060323, Goleta Union School District Court determined that Student, whose basis of eligibility of special education services was Intellectual Disability, had been making […]
February 28, 2020

LA County Adoption Assistance Program Ordered to Pay for Out of State Placement

Los Angeles County Adoption Assistance Program Is Ordered To Pay More Than $10,000 Per Month For Child’s Placement In An Out Of State Residential Treatment Center […]

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February 10, 2020
Introducing Your Toddler to a New Social Circle | LA County Special Education Plan

Introducing Your Toddler to a New Social Circle

While building a quality social circle for your special needs toddler may not strike you as being as high of a priority as building your own […]
January 24, 2020
Five Tips to Thrive in School | LA County Special Education Plan

Five Tips to Thrive in School

School is a huge part of life for any child. While some love their time here and others dread it, the equation for thriving in school […]
January 18, 2020
Meeting New People and Building Friendships | LA County Special Education

Meeting New People and Building Friendships

For many special needs children, it is quite challenging to make new friends. This is particularly true for children who have problems with communication or who […]
December 14, 2019
Holiday Celebrations with Special Needs Children | LA Special Education

Holiday Celebrations with Special Needs Children

Celebrating the holidays in a classroom can seem confusing because of the diversity of the students involved. Some celebrate Christmas while others focus on Hanukkah or […]
June 29, 2019
Keeping Playdates Safe and Fun | LA County Education Representation

Keeping Playdates Safe and Fun

During the summer, playdates are particularly important for special needs children who may be missing the social activities that they were involved in during elementary school […]
June 11, 2019
Easing Loneliness during the Summer | LA County Special Education

Easing Loneliness during the Summer

The summertime brings all sorts of major changes to young children’s lives. Their routines are gone, and they no longer see their friends every day. Special […]
April 20, 2019

Tips for Special Needs Caregivers

Caregivers of special needs children often feel beaten down by their many responsibilities. They may feel as if no one understands what they are going through […]
January 31, 2019
Can Online Schooling Work? | Los Angeles County Special Education Plan

Can Online Schooling Work?

Many special needs students struggle in school. They may not fit in well with the teacher or other students, or they may struggle with the curriculum. […]
January 18, 2019
Play in the Classroom | Los Angeles County Special Education Plan

Play in the Classroom

It can be tempting for parents and teachers to think of classrooms only as being places where learning should take place. Therefore, teachers ensure that every […]
January 15, 2019
The Best Seating for Special Education | Los Angeles Special Education Plan

The Best Seating for Special Education

Traditional seating is so last decade for many classrooms in all grades throughout many districts. However, new and innovative seating is often up to the district […]